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Antonyms for retaliation

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. retaliation, revenge(noun)

    action taken in return for an injury or offense

    Synonyms:
    revenge

English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. retaliation

    Revenge is the act of making return for an injury done to oneself by doing injury to another person. Retaliation and revenge are personal and often bitter. Retaliation may be partial; revenge is meant to be complete, and may be excessive. Vengeance, which once meant an indignant vindication of justice, now signifies the most furious and unsparing revenge. Revenge emphasizes more the personal injury in return for which it is inflicted, vengeance the ill desert of those upon whom it is inflicted. A requital is strictly an even return, such as to quit one of obligation for what has been received, and even if poor or unworthy is given as complete and adequate. Avenging and retribution give a solemn sense of exact justice, avenging being more personal in its infliction, whether by God or man, and retribution the impersonal visitation of the doom of righteous law. Compare AVENGE; HATRED; REQUITE.

    Antonyms:
    compassion, excuse, forgiveness, grace, mercy, pardon, pardon, pity, reconciliation

    Synonyms:
    avenging, requital, retribution, revenge, vengeance

    Preposition:
    To take revenge upon the enemy, for the injury.

Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. retaliation

    Antonyms:
    pardon, condonation, forgiveness, r mission

    Synonyms:
    revenge, repayment, retribution, requital, reprisals, reciprocation

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. retaliation(n)

    Synonyms:
    revenge, requital, retribution

How to use retaliation in a sentence?

  1. President Santos:

    The rebels will be thinking about retaliation, what we have to do is stop; stop and transform it into a spiral of forgiveness and reconciliation.

  2. Ezeugo Nnamdi Lawrence:

    With regards to food, and other daily home needs that might prompt anyone to go out, we are working towards creating a system to ensure that supplies gets across to you all, please maintain and keep the peace, and discourage any form of retaliation towards Indians.

  3. Michael Zehaf-Bibeau:

    ?To those who are involved and listen to this movie, this is in retaliation for Afghanistan and because (Canadian Prime Minister Stephen) Harper wants to send his troops to Iraq.

  4. Lorenzo Lynch:

    I think that's a poetic description of what has happened and poetry, like most language, is limited but it does have wings ... to carry a point, Giuliani pushes for Lynch confirmation 'A moderately tough confirmation' Senate Republicans adamantly deny the delay in scheduling a vote on Lynch's nomination is because she is African-American. Many point out that Lynch, if confirmed, would be replacing the country's first African-American attorney general who was confirmed by an overwhelming margin. Instead, Republicans and Democrats say the delay is part of an ongoing partisan battle. For some, it's part of a fight over a human trafficking bill that has stalled in the Senate. For others, the delay is retaliation for President Obama's 2014 executive actions on immigration. On the eve of Holder's announcement of his plans to leave the Department of Justice, the political number crunchers at FiveThrirtyEight.com predicted whoever the President nominated would.

  5. Christine Blasey Ford:

    Now I feel like my civic responsibility is outweighing my anguish and terror about retaliation.

How to pronounce retaliation?

Alex
Alex
US English
Daniel
Daniel
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Karen
Karen
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Veena
Veena
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How to say retaliation in sign language?

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